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Feb 23, 2013 6:00pm EST
. the temperatures below the average, anywhere from two to five degrees. 45 at d.c., 45 at manasses, 46 at fredericksburg; 45 degrees at baltimore as well. the temperature is not bad and that is still mild outside. overnight tonight, we're heading to 36 degrees for an overnight low. a light northerly wind flow. the sun will return into tomorrow and under the influence brace yourself. we'll have winds to deal with and i will have all the details later on and a look at that all- important seven-day forecast. back to you. >> all right, we'll see you soon. >>> new at 6, the prince georges county police are investigating a murder in langley park. the officers got a call earlier about a man who was stabbed. the police are not saying anything at this point about suspects or a motive. >> it's 5 a.m. we are live here at the 8100 block of rigs road for a call of a man down. when we arrived, we found an adult male lying on the ground unresponsive. he was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. >> middle school are anything anyone with information to call them. >>> we're follo
FOX
Feb 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
i'm laura evans. the 372nd battalion of the d.c. national guard is being deployed to guantanamo bay in cuba this week to support the joint task force detaining enemy combatants. a ceremony was held today at the d.c. armory. fox 5's karen gray houston was there and has more. >> reporter: there are about 60 of them honored at the d.c. armory by colleagues, family members, d.c. police brass and other city officials. after a year of training at fort 11 worth in kansas and also in pennsylvania. it's an emotional parting as these military police are about to leave their families behind for almost a year. >> i think i've been on seven deployments now, so it's kind of like a routine type thing. >> he's been to japan, iraq, afghanistan. would you think his wife and five kids would be used to the now. >> i hate it. i hate it. >> he is taking with him a flag. >> this is the government flag presented to the 372nd m p battalion from congresswoman holmes norton. >> and, of course, you can always count on congresswoman holmes norton to make sure the battalion gets its proper. >> they raise the sta
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
local content vehicle, visit c-span.org/local content. ..a?xx i first came to washington, d.c. in 2000 as a congressional correspondent for the associated press. after spending several years in colombia south carolina and albany new york. now, i am originally from mississippi, the son of two public school teachers come in and being from mississippi, the one thing my parents made sure that i knew was my history. it was almost a state requirement in mississippi to know where you came from. so, when i left mississippi to go to south carolina, i had this desire to history and i studied the history of south carolina. i didn't the same thing when i went to upstate new york. i got involved in learning the african-american history of upstate new york which, by the way, is very vibrant. a lot of the underground railroads ended in upstate new york city have a very vibrant african-american community and history up there. but when i left albany new york to come to washington, d.c., and i knew i was hitting the mother lode. washington, d.c. on a new had to have a strong african-american history com
FOX
Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
from southeast d.c. 21-year-old thai con williams from oxon hill also charged with first-degree murder. kevin smith from temple hills. they all confessed, according to police, the men were in a van, pulled up next to c.j. as he walked along 28th avenue. police say the men demanded the shoes without even getting out of the van and c.j. tried to get away, took off, and someone shot him in the back. now to the newest teen killings in prince georges county. tuesday night about 5:30, aaron kid was standing with a group of friends in a parking lot in forestville when someone shot him. the 18-year-old died. one of his friends, another 18- year-old, was hit by gunfire. andre also died. no arrests and police aren't saying a lot about the case yet. but aaron's mother had this to say. >> i do want to say i pray for the mother that just lost her son on monday. so sorry to hear about her son and i pray she gets through this as well as myself, and also the young kids just be so careful and listen to your parents because your parents are not going to tell you nothing wrong. >> police don't think th
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 4:30am EST
, on the capital beltway. back to you. >> thank you. >> d.c. police shot a man who investigators say was violating a restraining order filed by his estranged wife. >> the suspect had made previous attempts to see his wife but always managed to leave before police arrived. officers said he was there when they responded this time to go home on 13th street nw overnight. he was armed. that's why he was shot. we don't know where the suspect was shot on his body but he was taken to a hospital in stable condition. >> a developing story from the south pacific. at least four people are dead after a car for its quicktrip region. the magnitude 8.0 quake that hit the solomon islands on several small tsunami is which damaged buildings. people were told to go to higher ground. an american man living in the island chain described the situation. >> people are quite calm. i am surprised there was no panic. a few minutes will get most people at least 50 feet from ocean level. i think people are calmer if this were the type of violence like an atoll. >> most of the tsunami warnings were issued for hawaii or the west
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
-- >> it is not important. it does not affect me at all. >> following a developing story after d.c. police were involved in the shooting this morning in northwest washington. john gonzalez has been following that story. he has the latest. >> is a disturbing scene that has played out to many times at his home. neighbors awake and by a slew of d.c. police officers. at least one gunshot was fired. >> the first time this happened was about 15 months ago. someone fired a couple of shots. >> a woman who lives here called to report that her husband was stalking and harassing her. they found the man armed with a knife. he launched at 1 upper-one status one of the officers during a scuffle. >>there is a restraining order to stay away from home and his wife. he has violated that court order a number of times. >> it was crawling with police officers everywhere. >> neighbors say it seems like a number of adults and children live here. some described as a half with house. police escort a group that and hours after the incident. >> we have a small child. we are moving. >> of this are wondering if the city will get in
ABC
Feb 21, 2013 4:30am EST
. that will clear up throughout the day, after this morning. ample sunshine this afternoon. 26 degrees in d.c., 23 winchester, 25 in culpeper, 26 in quantico. temperatures are a little warmer than yesterday by a degree or two with a higher around 42 degrees. more details on a wintry mix headed our way tomorrow, coming up in the seven-day forecast. first let's check on traffic with jamee. >> quiet is from the traffic center. that's good as we get under way. no problems. across the 14th street bridge, and on the southeast southwest freeway, or 14th street, a travel lanes (. lanes are open around the capital beltway in virginia and maryland. university boulevard down to the beltway, 95 betweenthe the beltway, we are fine. >> breaking news in prince george's county. crews are battling a blaze at a home in the 8600 block of lesley avenue in glenarden. multiple people have been pulled from the home. john gonzalez is on his way to the scene. we will have a live report in our next hour. we begin with what prince george's county police are calling a tragic accident. officers say a 3-year-old boy was hit an
NBC
Feb 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
, news 4. >> we just checked with d.c. fire. still not clear how this huge blaze started in southeast d.c. this morning. two people were found dead inside this rowhouse on r street. city officials tell us the property had been boarded up and nobody was supposed to be inside. no identifications have been made yet. >> the small group of protesters met d.c. mayor vincent gray outside his state of the district address tonight. their parents and children angry over plans to close schools because of low enrollment. during his speech inside the historic synagogue, the mayor pra pra pra praised the city. he said the city is tackling the problem of cell phone thefts and the mayor pro posed spending $100 million to build affordable housing. >> a crash is leading to a law in virginia. takes aim at people who text while driving. shomari stone live with a closer look at possible changes. sto shomari stone? >> we see it on intersection, interstate. suvs, cars, people texting while driving. the commonwealth is one step closer to toughening the law. tonight one northern virginia family is happy, closer t
CBS
Feb 14, 2013 6:00pm EST
drill team had performed in d.c. for the inauguration. that mother was back in washington today speaking out on gun control at the children's defense fund in northwest. also here in d.c. gathering at the lutheran church of the reformation on capitol hill a group known as moms rising prepared to deliver petitions to capitol hill supporting the gun control legislation. among the moms lori haas whose daughter was wounded at virginia tech. >> so i think after virginia tech there was a lot of grieving and a lot of sympathy and a lot of awareness, an immense support for all the survivors and victims and their families, but people realize that that support is not enough. >> moms rising claims to have gotten 150,000 signatures on this petition to congress. >>> senate republicans have blocked chuck hagel's nomination to be the next secretary of defense. they say they want more time to study the speeches hagel gave after leaving the senate in 2008. the former republican from nebraska has sparked controversy over comments he's made about israel and iran. this marks the first time a national securit
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am EST
will be north of the metro. not more than snow flurries expected. 35 degrees in d.c. this morning, 33 and dulles, 30 degrees in gaithersburg. we will end the day in the 40's this afternoon with more clouds and sunshine. a warmer seven-day forecast is minutes away. from the belfort furniture weather center, time for traffic. >> a couple items for the rush- hour. in the district near the marylanders/d.c. line, suitland parkway at branch avenue, an accident. we have a crew of the way. the b-w parkway, we're at the scene of a crash. avoid district of the b-w parkway southbound. one of two lane getting by after the exit for the airport. 95 is a much better option. back to you. >> thank you. a developing story out of d.c. police need your help. they are trying to find a missing child. take a look at this picture. this 6-year-old eriona birts was last seen january 31 in the 2000 block of e street northeast. investigators believe she may have been with a non-custodial parent and that the two may have left the city. if you know where she is, you are asked to contact d.c. police. police in takoma park are
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 5:00am EST
>> a man is in the hospital after he was shot by a d.c. police officer overnight. john gonzalez will join us live from the scene with what led to the shooting. >> the boy scouts of america expected to make a huge decision today. will remove a ban on gay members? -- will it? >> a nasty crash on the slopes. we have more on what is next for american skier lindsay vaughn. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good morning, washington. it is wednesday, february 5. i am scott thuman. >> i am cynne simpson. it is hard to watch that video. she will be ok, fortunately. let's get to meteorologist jacqui jeras. it's a little warmer this morning. >> we can thank the clouds for keeping us a little warmer. we will get rid of some of them by this afternoon. we will be near normal today. this is normal. more sunshine expected later this afternoon. we will watch the potential for coastal system friday. that will bring us a good amount of rain and maybe a wintry mix. thing we will have to watch closely as it is still
ABC
Feb 22, 2013 4:30am EST
was killed. the storm damaged more than two dozen other homes. >> the former head of d.c.'s homeland security office is expected to plead guilty to tax fraud. prosecutors say millicent west filed grande documents with the irs. this happened when she ran the d.c. trust corporation. she resigned last year. >> a south african judge is expected to decide today whether oscar pistorius should be released on bail as he awaits trial on charges that he killed his girlfriend. he is accused of killing her on valentine's day. he claims he mistook her as an intruder when he shot her through the bathroom door of his home. the decision comes as the lead detective was removed after it was revealed that he faces attempted murder charges in a separate case. >> around prince for discounted a shelter and emergency preparedness drill will take place. this takes place at the county courthouse. the drill will be held in the duval and marbury wings only. the drill will impact on the courthouse personnel and it will take place until 3:00 p.m. today. another drill will also take place today, this one at the naval obse
NBC
Feb 13, 2013 11:00pm EST
as federal regulators. official announcement expected tomorrow morning. jim rosenfield, news4. >>> many d.c. firefighters notably absent from tonight's annual state of the department address. last year firefighters symbolically turned their backs on chief keith ellerbe. the heads of the department's two labors union were no-shows. he's aware the changes are not popular but will continue his plans to modernize the department. >>> the passengers aboard the crippled cruise ships, why some say it's too little too late. >>> rogue taxis charging almost $100 for a three-mile ride. the four things you can do to make sure you don't get duped. >>> bad news for fans of lady gaga. we'll tell you what it means (vo) they were married for... 53 years. she was his everything. he can't live alone anymore. but we don't have the room. so, we talked to suntrust... looked at our options... remodeled... for family, you make it work. switching to suntrust's award-winning service. he taught me that.people how can we help you shine today? >>> a carnival cruise that's turned into a nightmare for passengers is finall
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
are not saying how he may be connected to lawrence reese. >> we're taking a closer look at how the d.c. police department on how they are handling assault victims. the initial report found more than 100 case where is victims reported a crime but no paper trail existed. the police chief denied the claims and later found many many of these cases were referred to other police agencies. >> president obama is honoring the six adults killed in that tragedy of sandy hook elementary school in newtown connecticut. he presented a medal to the family member who is were killed in that school. president obama noted that those killed died heroes giving their lives to protect the children at that school. coming up at 6:00, we'll take a look at the debate over guns in america and how the film industry is getting involved. >> a former d.c. principal is facing allegations that she and her family defrauded the district out of tens of hundreds of dollars while sending her grandson to the school while he lived in maryland. natasha barrett has more. >> she also claims that the p
NBC
Feb 17, 2013 6:00am EST
line. d.c. police did not release the name of the victim or car involved. >>> university of maryland students are probably still celebrating the win for the terps. news4's darcy spencer shows us the attempts to keep the crowd under control. >> it was a virtual stampede, students rushed to a bon fire. students celebrating the win over duke, probably the last time the two teams will play as conference rivals >> i was so nervous the lasts two minutes, and always had hope, though. >> reporter: students set destructive fires, and this is different, this fire set on campus by the university police department. the bon fire set to keep students away from route 1, and the students continued their celebration. >> it's the best thing the university could have done, and it's our last game against duke, and it's awesome. >> and then the students went back to interstate 1, shutting down knox road. there was a heavy police presence and some destruction, and police let the students celebrate as long as they were safe. darcy spencer, news4 today. >> as darcy noted there, this might be the last time t
NBC
Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm EST
's under the winter weather advisory. that includes d.c., fairfax, prince george's county, montgomery, howard, into loudoun and areas of northern faquier county. we don't have much at all falling, just a little light stuff that surrounds d.c. extending eastward towards annapolis. that is sleet. a little bit of rain that has again been freezing. so we're going to have this for the overnight period of freezing drizzle throughout the area. our temperatures just below freezing to the north and west. that's what's going to be so critical as we head into tomorrow morning. so isolated slick spots, watch out on sidewalks, steps, bridges and overpasses. so if tomorrow morning is going to be icy, what can you expect for the rest of your saturday? i'll have that forecast coming up. >>> tonight, a man who escaped a deadly house fire in d.c. is facing murder charges. this after a 4-year-old girl died from injuries she suffered in that fire. erica gonzalez is live from the scene in southeast with reaction from the community. erica? >> reporter: the pieces are starting to come together. we now have
CBS
Feb 20, 2013 12:00pm EST
of d.c.'s biggest murder cases claim the conviction was based on a lie. after two months of secret hearings, a judge has released recent documents from the chandra levy murder case, although they are heavily edited. defense attorneys allege that prosecutors have known for nearly a year about serious questions surrounding a witness who helped convict ingmar guandique. the defense is demanding that guandique get a new trial. >>> still to come when the news continues, we'll tell you what happened when olympic runner and accused killer oscar pistorius went to court today >>> olympian oscar pistorius went to a south african courtroom for a bail hearing. the dramatic day of testimony made it feel more like a murder trial. >> reporter: oscar pistorius spent much of the day in tears as prosecutors in south africa revealed new details about their premeditated murder case against him. the athlete sobbed in the closed court hearing as a detective described how he found reeva steenkamp lying dead at the bottom of the stairs in pistorius' home, her body wrapped in towels. prosecutors say the ru
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 5:00am EST
flattering, a for the d.c. region, where it ranks on the latest list of congested areas. atood morning washington" 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. 5:00 is the time on this tuesday, february 5. i am cynne simpson. >> i am scott thuman. we are on storm watch. two school delays announced. morgan county and the grant county. let's check in with jacqui jeras we are inout what for today. a calm day. one or two inches fell in the virginia intoest frostburgunty towards we had about 4.5 inches. in d.c. we came up with a lot of nothing. have a mostly cloudy day. we will see another chance of a flurries or sn showers late-night likely after midnight. be north ofnce will area.tro if you are tired of the cold, we have a warmup in store. afternoon. throughl be the rule part of the week. could even reach 50 by the weekend. starting with 35 degrees and 5 at dulles, 30 inles hagerstown, 31 in martinsburg. your forecast, 36 degrees and cloudy and 9:00, 40 at noon, 44 at 5:00 with mostly cloudy skies. we will see snow
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
in d.c.>>> the new jersey coastline remains battered. jim rosenfeld heads back to the hardest-hit areas for a reality check as some try to rebuild. >>> first, a business owner talking from his hospital bed about the explosion that almost killed him. >> he suffered burns to his face and bed aftody after stoomebody bombed his shop. shomari stone? >> reporter: he says he blacked out after that explosive device went off. an explosion rocked sub. shop in lorton, virginia nearly killing deli owner warren reece. >> i'm more in shock than anything. >> reporter: reece tells me he was unloading boxes out of his car at 10. 30. this morning. suddly. >> i looked back inside the store. i could look up. boom. explosion. >> a fairfax county fire marshall does not believe this was an accident. but the explosive device targeted the now damaged charred sub. shop. >> whether it was thrown in or carried in i do not know at this point. >> tonight, reece has third and fourth degree burns on his face, arms and stomach at medstar. >> police wore tactical gear. walking in the neighborhood. looking in a dumpster,
ABC
Feb 4, 2013 4:30am EST
monday as we look at the cityscape of washington d.c. and the washington monument in the background. all is why it. here in the weather center with jacqui. id the numbers to saving? -- are the numbers d.c.? >>-- decieving? >> a lovely cooler than average. kind of a calm day. a typical winter day. 22 in bethesda. 23 in leesburg. 25 and gainesville. we do have a windchill factor. you can see it, it feels like 24 in d.c. but look at ellis. down to 12 -- dulles, down to 12. we will see some sunshine this morning, but in increasing cloudiness throughout the day. high temperatures only in the middle to upper 30's at best. snow showers are on the way by the latter half of our commute. we could start to see some flurries. that really is between 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. another dusting. it just does not want to go away. we will season changes coming line in your seven-day forecast. now it is time for traffic. >> good morning. early in the traffic center on monday morning. not too much to tell you about areas checking the area and finding very little. good morning to our nation's capital. here is
ABC
Feb 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
. >> the d.c. national guard said goodbye to their families and friends today in an emotional farewell. clause later joins us live from there. they are heading -- roz plater joins us. they will be going to guantanamo bay. >> even though the war is in iraq and afghanistan are winding down, there are still men and women making tremendous our prices in the war on terror. -- tremendous sacrifices. the 372nd military police battalion of the d.c. national guard has a new marching orders. destination -- guantanamo bay detention center. captain ford is a d.c. police officer who will put his skills to work in a very different venue. >> i am a company commander and i am an instructor in the police academy. >> the union has trained for this assignment for more than one year. now they leave behind their families friends, and jobs to serve the country. for most, this is their second or third deployment. 10 months is a long time to be away. he has six kids. >> email, writing letters anything to keep in touch with my family. >> we have a very big a military family. >> sergeant campbell leaving behind
ABC
Feb 13, 2013 4:30am EST
this morning, but you will need it by the time you come home. dress appropriately. 36 degrees this morning in d.c., 39 degrees in culpeper, 34 at dulles. highs in the 40's today. we could see a few sprinkles this morning cloudy and 40 degrees at 9:00. most of bahrain slowing in the afternoon. we expect admirain slowing in the afternoon a mixed precipitation this afternoon at 5:00. anything that falls will be melting on the road. a more detailed forecast coming up shortly. time for traffic. a good start, hopefully, jamee. >> thank you for the warning. woodrow wilson bridge had a crash just a few moments ago. it did not cause any delays. wilson bridge coming from virginia to maryland, that is out of the travel lanes. in virginia on 95, in quantico in each direction, overnight construction is running a little behind schedule in each direction. they are letting some cable and there are intermittent closures. back to you. >> thank you. the investigation is under way into a fire that killed a woman in charles county, maryland in the 5300 block of stuckey rd. in indian head. prince george's county polic
ABC
Feb 14, 2013 6:00pm EST
to the fbi for a new headquarters. >> it is valentine's day. this d.c. court house was a very busy place. coming up on abc 7 news. >> beautiful weather after and i see star. old-- an icy start. >> the judge in the george zimmerman case has rejected a move to move the case. zimmerman is expected to say that he killed trayvon martin because he was afraid the teenager was going to kill him. the judge has set the date of the hearing for april 22. >> they plan to jointly owned by metro and a developer could be home to a new fbi headquarters. metro voted to allow the developer to resign the rights to prince georges county. that makes it easier for the county to offer up the land to the federal government for potential use by the fbi. >> couples who want to see if you were out in force today. a great number of weddings performed today. just ahead. >> all the info about the so- called wintry mix. doug is back with the answer. >> the caps are in the sense sunshine state. he will be back >> a lot of love was in the air at d.c. superior court as couples, both gay and straight, when to say i do on t
FOX
Feb 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
controversial television ad is about to air here in the d.c. region. fox 5's lauren demarco has more. >> i think we got to do everything we can to get the guns off our streets. >> reporter: d.c. mayor vincent gray among the 850 members of mayors against illegal guns. according to the group, 82% of gun owners including 74% of national rifle association members, support requiring background checks for anyone purchasing a gun. its 30 second super bowl ad airing in the d.c. market features claim of nra president wayne lapierre testifying before congress in 1999. >> we think it's reasonable to have manner to background checks for of sale at every gun show, no loopholes -- for every sale at every gun show, no loopholes. >> reporter: he says background checks for all gun originals as recommended by president obama -- owners as recommended by president obama would only lead to a gun registry. >> the criminals aren't going to comply with it. they could care less. you've already seen you won't computerize the mental health records. we ought to quit calling it right now a universal check. the real title
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 5:00am EST
expected in d.c. we are keeping a close eye on a wet snow, suite rain, wednesday. -- sleet. now to jamee to look at their throats. >> a quiet-- the roads. >> here we are on 395 passing route 1 110 heading towards the district, no problems. in the district, dealing with an abandoned house fire in northeast d.c. at field place just off eastern ave. the eastern avenue is closed at burrows ave. addison road, that will work for you. in maryland, 270, there's road spray. back to you. >> as we deal with their rain in d.c., and other parts of the country are dealing with much more severe weather. >> in mississippi, it appears a single tornado caused damage in three counties in the southern part of the state. more than a dozen people injured in sunday's twister. ait damaged parts of the campus of university of southern mississippi. the governor plans to check out the damage later today. >> people still digging out in the northeast from all the record snowfall. things are slowly getting back to normal. >> amtrak service especially. brianne carter is live at union station with a look at how things
ABC
Feb 22, 2013 5:00am EST
will continue to come down. the moisture should hold off until the noon hour for the d.c. metro area with 35 degrees, and changing terrain by the evening hours. for details on the timing of this and a live report from adam caskey coming up. >> much appreciated. a pretty calm starred to our friday morning trek into the work week -- into the work day. virginia maryland, no troubles. on 395 virginia, no delays just a few cars. this is what i'm finding on most -- most of the traffic cameras. stafford up to dale city, 66, the green. between frederick and the beltway, you're in -- you are in good shape. the beltway at the woodrow wilson bridge, you cross fine in each direction. >> residents across the midwest are being urged to stay home as the area deals with a huge winter storm. parts of northern oklahoma and missouri sought 10 inches of snow. it appears the highest amounts -- highest amount was in kansas some areas seeing 17 inches. it postponed a track and field championship which was supposed to happen today at iowa state university. >> rockville teacher -- this is a teacher we have been talk
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
in d.c. about 41 also in fredricksburg. monika samtani, thursday morning, here it is just after 5:00. how is it looking? >>> looking pretty good but things are starting to build. it's 5:00 and that's what happens at 5:00 in washington, d.c. coming in on 66 for example, outbound right now, you've got a tiny bit of slow traffic out of manassas. inbound you're okay. again outbound in the fairfax area, you can see a lot of people exiting the beltway. that's why you've got that orange behind me. let's take a live look outside. if you're planning to head on the northbound side of i-95, this is what it looks like at backlick road. that's the newington area. coming from lorton, newington, springfield, you'll see all lanes are still open and things are looking good up to 395. let's go to the maps, this time to the north side of town coming in from northern montgomery county you're going to be okay. into aspen hill, wheaton, 95 no issues out of baltimore, 270 out of frederick as well. and we'll take a live look on the beltway here in silver spring. you know this bunches up within the next h
ABC
Feb 24, 2013 6:30pm EST
at a special education school in d.c. >> and pamela, traffic was rerouted because of a small fire that broke out at the ford house office building. no word yet on what caused that fire and no one was injured. several streets around the office bidding were shut down for several hours while firefighters bat it would flames. >> a d.c. scools school is on the list to be shut down and as you can imagine not everyone is happy about this idea. richard reid went in to show the challenges kids will face. >> today we're going to watch the consequences of the closure. >> one of 15 d.c. schools scheduled for closure this fall. >> you know u going to miss it and wonder what they are really truly going to do with it in the back of their minds. >> these georgetown students who tutor here are hoping the school will be spared the budget acts. >> it's stag nating. the money is being kept open. they are using it as a rec center but closing it as a school. >> its 147 students use only 37% of this building. >> it's underpopulated. >> 67-year-old milton brown attended years ago but torn b
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm EST
injuries in that accident. >> now a new effort to curb crime in d.c. and it could impact what you're allowed to wear. why one local leader wants a popular winter accessory banned. >> as you know, most people wear ski masks like this one right here to stay warm in the gold. but an advisory neighborhood commission member wants to ban ski masks city wide because she says criminals use them to hide their identities. >> men robbed a store dresed in ski masks. >> it seems ski masks are used fairly often in hold-ups and assaults. >> wheeler is an advisory neighborhood commission member. she wants the d.c. council to find a way to restrict ski masks sales to help stop crimes. >> criminals don't want to be identified otherwise they wouldn't be wearing the ski masks and they uldn't run away. >> d.c. law already bands people 16 and older from wearing ski masks from this one right here while they're committing crimes .. only two juvenile cases have been prosecuted for wearing ski masks while wearing crimes. and tonight, the u.s. attorney's office was unable to give us data showing how many ti
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00pm EST
to block a ruling from an ethics board. the judge said no. and it comes as the full d.c. council will meet to discuss pushing graham monday. matt ackland is here with this. >> reporter: graham's lawyers say this is not over. a loss in court this morning is not going keep graham from trying to clear his name. graham's team went before a judge this morning asking that he block the findings released by the ethics board several weeks ago. graham said the findings violated his due process. the ethics board said it found evidence that graham violated the city's code of conduct when it comes to a deal with a city lottery contract and another deal connected to metro. the board has no power to take any further steps and graham said his reputation has been harmed and, because of the board's comments, the d.c. council could punish graham on monday. >> the next step is to proceed with the underlying petition for review, essentially a lawsuit challenging the board for violating the act, violating the constitutional rights and it will proceed according to the court schedule. >> monday morning at 11:00,
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Feb 24, 2013 8:00am EST
. >>> the nation's governors are gathering in d.c. for their annual winter meeting. democratic governor jack is the chairman of the national governors association. he and other state leaders are discussing many issues including the economy and ways to try to improve it. >> when barriers present a significant segment of our population from participating in the work force, talent is being wasted and our economic peltiveness suffers. >> governors are also discussing gun control the new health care law, and looming budget cuts that are urging lawmakers to do something to avoid the march 1st deadline. >>> secretary of state will be on his first official trip overseas. he will make a stop in london england. the main objective is to bring new ideas to capitols in europe and the middle east and discuss solutions to try to end the ongoing violence in syria and mali and afghanistan. >>> this will be a very busy sunday for cardinal donald. he will celebrate a mass for son tiff kit of pope benedict xvi. then around 2:00 he will catch a flight to rome where he will take part in selecting the next pope.
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
center, but we talked about a lot of things, including the grand jury investigation. i'll have that >>> d.c. mayor beginning to look like a candidate for reelection and he doesn't spend his time worrying about a federal grand jury probe that is already nabbed three of his former campaign staffers. bruce johnson with the one on one interview today with mayor gray. d.c. mayor, vincent gray, no longer looks the part of a big- time mayor. >> how about this? >> do i have to wear that? >> you're the mayor. >> i don't want to wear it. >> with $1.5 billion added to the city's reserves, a record low homicide rate, and an unemployment rate just above the national average, may your gray is anxious to talk about the job he's done in two full years in office. >> should you decide to seek reelection at some point, is it the kind of record you feel confident throwing out there? a campaign? >> it is, bruce. you know, what i look at is, what do we promise to do in the first place? >> today he looked like an incumbent, poised to run again next year, even if he hasn't declared. there was a crowded tou
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm EST
from richmond to d.c. in the time it's taken me to finish this sentence. even though the crash happened less than 24 hours ago conspiracy theories are spreading like wildfire. >>> the nuke weapon site of the whole soviet union has had a number of contaminations and some russians are saying maybe it's an american weapon they are testing. this is sensational in russia. >> american weapon, heck, no. it's space aliens. a russian newspapers claims a russian air defense unit may have shot down the meteorite when it was 12 miles over the earth and there are media stories filled with biblical prophesies and alien invasions. >>> then we're talking about this astroid. >> the 150-foot astroid passed by earth safely a few hours ago coming well inside our weather satellites. you couldn't see it without some help. many orioles from eastern europe to indonesia had a chance -- observers from eastern europe to indonesia had a chance to spot the astroid with telescopes. >>> one of the passengers from the stricken cruise ship broke down this morning on the side of the road. an arlington woman said it was
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Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
is there an up opinions in our area. a signaled the catholic church considers to be infallible. d.c. arealics in the he could quit. others except that it could be a humble and sincere gesture. father david began his morning at. john's with announcing common message. some heard the news or the first time. the unexpected decision comes on and two days before ash wednesday. it is considered to be the holiest month of all christians. the news quickly spread throughout the diocese in washington. >> it is a sign of the humility of this pope. catholic's are how could you quit. ced.rs call it for the decision has caught the church off guard. he is not surprised. he says the timing is quite perfect. two days before lent. is a good time to reflect and what is godestion, asking from all of us? .> thank you so much we have more on the story tonight on abc seven news at 6:00.nd delaware man suspected of shooting and killing his and injuring two others is dead. woman to mayor dennis williams says the shooter was killed by lice.ease -- po he began shooting. the condition of the two other people who were sho
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Feb 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
their loved ones and their home. still no word on what caused that tragic fire. >>> the edge on d.c. where crowds gathered in northeast today to remember the life of jones. the transgender woman was stabbed to death one year ago today. as she was waiting for a bus at east capital. surveillance video and help. family members took time out to express their gratitude to the police and public. >> words alone cannot express how thankful we all are for all of the courageous, humanitarian acts of assistance. >> montgomery is facing a charge of first-degree murder, but not charged with a hate crime. mayor vincent gray plans to speak with the attorney general to see if a change needs to be made. u.s. attorney's office says it has pursued hate crime enhancements, but cannot comment on this case because it is still pending. >> a former inmate of the d.c. jail is suing the city for alleged mistreatment. the district man is deaf and the lawsuit claims he was unable to effectively communicate while he was jailed. fox 5's john hanrahan has the latest details. >> 44-year-old william pierce is profound
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00am EST
is headed this way. that includes snow. starting with 37 degrees in d.c. this morning 33 in dallas, 30 in gaithersburg. it is a dry start with fair skies. an upper level system and a coastal system will come together this weekend to bring a chance of snow, but nothing major. the bus stop forecast for today, looking at a temperature of 40 degrees with sunshine. so clouded by recess. 55 degrees by dropped off. the rena by about 4:00 this afternoon -- rain by 4:00. let's check on traffic. >> it's dry. no problems to tell you about on the beltway in maryland or virginia. 270, travel lanes are open. a quiet trip. in frederick there is a closure of u.s. route 40 south of 70. this is near langdon road. there was a crash involving a pickup truck and a car. that is south of interstate 70 on u.s. 340. a good ride on 95. 395, no problems. back to you. >> thank you. we want to update you on a story we brought you yesterday that is continuing to unsold regarding billing pixar oscar pistorius -- th olympie olympics star oscar pistorius. qusseir jummy olabanji. >> we are told that when the judge read
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00am EST
at traffic with danella. >>> still following breaking news in northeast d.c. new york avenue at kendall street. two of the right lanes are blocked. a live picture to take you to. here's the scene. tony tull is on the scene now tracking this accident. it should last through your morning rush. talking about delays as you travel inbound new york avenue. starting to see delays at bladensburg. be aware of that. pack in ten minutes. talk about the crash in arlington. back to you both. >>> 6:12 now. new this morning, the pope delivers a message to the crowd of worshippers and more on what he'll do now. >> had morning, proof that starbucks really is everywhere. members switching to progressive could mean hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. 67:15. let's go live to tony tull on new york avenue. he arrived to breaking news. >> i want to show you the scene right now. you can see the mercedes involved in the accident with extensive damage to the windshield and extensive damage to the body as well. the driver did sta
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Feb 20, 2013 4:00pm EST
official portrayed. >>> we have got a lot to bring you today, folks. d.c.'s mayor just told us how much impending cuts could cost the city. >>> we're also less than ten days away from sequestration now. this hour we'll head to capitol hill to find out how defense cuts could hit our entire renaling. >>> and a shocking story involving an obgyn at john hopkins. the allegations he may have taken his own life as police investigated the videotapes and pictures. >>> and we have the personal story behind a movie getting a lot of oscar buzz. >> "silver linings playbook" is bringing a lot of attention to mental illness. today we're going to tell you about the inspiration for the movie. he it is will you appears in some of the more human orrous scenes. his dad is the director. >>> we begin at 4:00 with breaking news. five arrests in the murder of a teenager in prince george's county. >> tracee walk united states joins us live where we are wading for a new conference. >> reporter: we are, pat and jim. there's new information. we are now dealing with 17 killed this school year in prince george's cou
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00am EST
questions. >> how many hours a day do you sit in traffic? a new study takes a closer look at how the d.c. roaming on measures up to the rest of the nation -- how the d.c. region she sures -- measures up to the rest of the nation. >> fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> good morning. it is straight up 6:00 on this tuesday morning, february 5th, 2013. taking a live look at the u.s. capitol dome this morning. another chilly start to your day. i guess you could say cold for the most part. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. right off the top, we want to talk about some of the issues in regards to the weather. a few school delays to tell you about. >> in maryland, garrett county public schools or a two-hour delay n west virginia, grant, hampshire and morgan county schools are all delayed two hours. >> no snow fell close to d.c. or up in baltimore where in just a few hours, the super bowl champion ravens will take a victory lap around charm city. there is tucker barnes. >> how is it going up there? >> it is great. i do want to tell everybody, heads up here, it is col
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Feb 17, 2013 11:35pm EST
principal is making accusations he and the family confronted the district by sending a grandson to the d.c. school, but she says that is not novel story. -- not the whole story. >> she worked in d.c. public schools for 44 years. now her former employer is suing her, her daughter, and her granddaughter for elevating school tuition for her grandson. now the region -- for evading school tuition for her grandson. he attended school in d.c. that could mean paying $75,000 in damages and penalties $24,000 of that for non- residential tuition for d.c.'s school attendance. >> they are at my house a lot. she goes back in the morning. >> campbell claims it is all a misunderstanding. she lost her husband james four years ago. she says when her granddaughter and great grandson were kicked out of their southeast d.c. apartment, they were a comfort. >> i should be further along with this grieving, but i have not gotten there yet. i am not comfortable being here by myself. >> a first of its kind storm. it is not even over yet. already, it is raising red flags. >> we will tell you about the controversy ov
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00pm EST
insight tonight into a sexual harassment scandal in the d.c. fire department. >> at least two cadets have made accusations against members of the department. we first broke the story last night at 11:00. let's go to the training academy for the latest. >> there is an internal investigation in the fire department under way. just moments ago, i got off the phone with a council member who has oversight over the fire department. he is so concerned about these allegations that he said of the investigation doesn't go the way he thinks it should, he will conduct his own a. >> -- you will conduct his own. >> the sign reads honor, commitment, and dedication. but for a number of female of -- female debt -- female cadets would be questioning those ideals. at least two cadets have at queues as truckers of sexual harassment. multiple sources say they commented on the young woman's figures in an offensive matter. >> his parents to ask we did not identify her is furious. while she says her daughter was not among those allegedly harassed, she believes changes must be made. >> i hope they get some kind of
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00pm EST
posted details on our site. >> she was once thought of as a rising star in the d.c. government but is now facing a year behind bars. millicent west, the former d.c. homeland security director is facing charges of fraud. $100,000 were misused from a children's fund. >> that is true. millicent west is the fifth person so far to plead guilty to felony involved with the corruption scandal revolving around former d.c. council member aaron thomas jr.. millicent west arrived at court this morning and told the judge she has undergone treatment for depression. understandable. she was the d.c. director of homeland security, a high profile dream job. >> the adrenalin started pumping and we get excited about the opportunity to provide a level of response. >> but she became embroiled in a scandal that sent a former d.c. council member to prison. when she ran a non-profit called the children's investment trust, thomas put on a ball, but ticket sales did not cover the cost. west took $110,000 from a children's anti-drug program and gave it to the youth technology institute, knowing that the money was re
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Feb 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
, call police. >> the trial for the principle of coolidge high school in northwest d.c. has been continued. donna gerrit was supposed to go before a judge after being accused of ordering and taking part in an assault on a woman who worked at the high school. gerrit has been on administrative leave. >> a story out of egypt where the death toll in that deadly hot air balloon wreck has risen to 19. a british tourist has died after the balloon caught fire in the air over the city of luxor and crashed into a field. another terse and the pilot were the only people to survive. >> it was one year ago today that trayvon martin was shot to death. the 17-year-old was walking through a neighborhood in florida when he was shot and killed during a confrontation with neighborhood watch volunteered george zimmerman. his parents are preserving his -- his sons -- their son's memory and are continuing to fight for justice. >> we want to advocate for other parents. it means a great deal not only to us but it means a great deal to the community. >> candlelight vigils will be held in sanford in new yo
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Feb 17, 2013 11:00pm EST
. >>> the news edge on d.c. now and a house fire in southeast turns into a crime scene. in all seven people inside a home on 33rd street were taken to a hospital after the house caught fire around 3:00 this morning. two children were injured. one was unconscious when firefighters pulled her to safety and performed cpr. the homeowner has been arrested and faces simple assault and felony threat charges. neighbors describe the scene as chaotic. >> maybe around 2:30, 3:00 a heard a lot of banging and around 3:00 i started to see the fire trucks and they were sawing on the roof trying to get the roof open breaking all the windows. >> the fire happened right behind mayor gray's house. his security detail was the first to call for help. officials are still investigating the cause of the fire whether it was suspicious or accidental. >>> the chairman of the council public safety committee says he is going to introduce emergency legislation to give mayor gray the power to shut down any businesses selling stolen cell phones. a week ago during a crime briefing with police tommy wells tweeted two d.c.
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00am EST
to have you along. we will begin with breaking news coming in and out of northeast d.c. where a pedestrian has been struck on new york avenue. >> let's go to jummy olabanji. >> we can go right to live pictures and this happened in the 1300 block of new york avenue westbound going into the city. several lanes are blocked and we spoke with d.c. police and we can confirm that an adult male was struck and he is in critical condition. but carr stayed on the scene. we note the delays are beginning to mount up at more than 1 mile. the traffic will only get worse. >> we have been keeping a close eye on this. it is terrible at the scene of the crash with only one lane getting by. this is inbound new york ave. so many commuters are heading toward that area. you have a couple of options -- if you're coming from hyattsville, take rhode island avenue and you can come in through brentwood. >> i will take it from here. we are expecting a wintry mix late this evening and tonight. this is the radar picture. we expect the clouds to fill in shortly. you will not need an umbrella to get to the bus this mornin
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00am EST
the freezing mark or just below. 33 in d.c., 30 at dulles, 28 in winchester right now. we will make it into the mid to upper 30's. more details in your seven-day forecast. first, we need traffic information would jamee. >> in maryland there is a busy traffic. virginia, the district, a pretty quiet. it's the beltway, two accidents near university boulevard. out of college park towards 270 a lot of help at the scene of the incident blocking the right lane on the outer loop westbound approaching university boulevard. the second one beyond this to the shoulder. one lane is blocked. it's coming out of college park to university boulevard. if you are joining from colesville road, you are beyond this. back to you. >> thank you. a story generating a lot of controversy this morning regarding a rockville elementary schoolteacher headed to court. >> he comes from meadow hall elementary school in rockville. brianne carter has more. >> good morning. the bond hearing for this feature is scheduled for 1:00 this afternoon. meanwhile, students will be headed to class this morning without one of the
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Feb 5, 2013 4:30am EST
testing. one or two inches in the panhandle of west virginia. the system fizzled around a d.c., so we came up with a lot of nothing. weak clippers sometimes fizzle as they move over the mountains. we do have another one waiting in the wings, so we expect another light snow showers or riflery's late tonight. most of that will stay to our north this time around. -- light snow showers or snow flurries. it is 37 degrees at reagan national, 29 in dallas, 312 in winchester. cloudy this morning, but temperatures will make it into the 40's. even warmer in the seven-day forecast. those details in a few minutes. let's talk about the roads jamee. >> as we get started on this tuesday morning, it's quiet in the traffic center. 395 overnight roadwork, leaving the beltway, to and across the 14th street bridge lanes are open in each direction. looks like the road work has been wrapped up around edsall road. the beltway near route 7 in virginia construction has finished. lanes are open. back to you. >> thank you. we start with a developing story out of the district. authorities need your help trying to fin
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Feb 12, 2013 4:30am EST
over nine years. experts warn the cuts would have a major impact on the d.c. region. the gun-control debate returns to capitol hill today. a panel will hear from prosecutors, legal experts, and people who survived and lost family members to gun violence. senate judiciary committee urged from people last month on both sides. >> catholics in the d.c. area and around the world are looking ahead after pope benedict xvi announced he is resigning at the end of the month. the 85-year-old said that he's stepping aside because he no longer has the strength to lead the world's largest christian church. while many local catholics are sad to see him resign, they also wonder about the church's future. >> i think if the church keeps going the way it is and we have another pope that is too acerbated, we will continue to lose american catholics especially young people. the cardinals will gather in rome next month to select a new popes. stay with abc 7 news for complete coverage of historic change in the catholic church and for instant updates, go-to guy wjla.com along with our facebook and
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Feb 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
hand spent more time drawing attention to the heated topic in d.c. darcy spencer with his survival story and what he says needs to change to keep people safe across the country. >> reporter: it may be hard to tell but this 25-year-old is a victim of gun violence. tonight he's hosting a party to celebrate the fact that he survived a bullet to the back two years ago. >> you know, it's one of those things that after such a tragedy i wanted to make sure that i wasn't forgetting the things the blessings of i'm still here my friends are with me. >> reporter: but the party is also about raising money, money to support former congresswoman gabby giffords' efforts to enact stiffer gun controls. >> whether we are addressing mental illness or background checks all of them need to be addressed in an open forum. >> reporter: gakle was shot in what was likely a gang initiation. the gunman did not take his belongings and shot him even though he was not resisting. gakle still has the cell phone and wallet the night he was shot. this is the coat he was wearing with a tiny bullet hole right here in
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Feb 22, 2013 5:35am EST
are those massive across the board cuts that will happen if no deal is reached. in the d.c. region, which has 21% of the entire federal payroll, we could see large layoffs, cuts to government contractors and federal programs. the $85 million in cuts this year would have an impact on everything from schools to the military and other federal programs. social security, medicaid, veterans benefit and some programs for low income families are exempt but everything else is on the table. the gets want higher taxes. the gop deeper entitlement cuts. >> the president is commander in chief and he is very concerned and that is why he has put forward compromise proposals again and again. >> the president signed it into law. didn't have to sign it into law. he did. and for over a year from august 2011 through the end of last year, the president did nothing to stop it. >>> the sequestration splits the cuts evenly between defense and nondefense programs. it calls for a total $1.2 trillion in cuts over the next eight years. yesterday, president obama called house speaker john boehner and senate minority l
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